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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT BRIT Awards Grading Dolby Laboratories has taken delivery of a Baselight X system, the most recent implementation of the FilmLight-developed colour grading hardware. Baselight X will be used in the Dolby Vision mastering suite in the company’s Burbank facility. The X system combines six processing GPUs plus a seventh GPU for the user interface and real-time waveform monitors and vectorscopes. It provides real-time playback and processing, across multiple layers with complex grades, effects and matte channels. Dolby now has four Baselight suites in its R&D departments. “Dolby’s vision is to change the way consumers experience moving images in both the cinema and the home,” said Curt Behlmer, SVP, content solutions and industry relations, Dolby Laboratories. “We use Baselight to explore and develop this new experience using high dynamic range imagery (HDR) and expanded colour gamut.” Avid have congratulated its many customers recognized for their craft as winners and nominees at this year’s BRIT Awards, held at The O2 Arena in London in February. An overwhelming number of the world’s most respected artists embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using Avid Artist Suite creative solutions, including the industry- standard digital audio software Avid Pro Tools®, to craft internationally acclaimed songs and albums. British producer and Pro Tools user Charlie Andrew was presented with the first 2016 BRIT Award for British Producer of the Year earlier this month at the annual Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards ceremony in London. Andrew collected this year’s Best Producer Award for his work with Alt-J, Marika Hackman and Sivu. Pro Tools user and rock producer Tom Dalgety was also acknowledged with a nomination in the category. Post Production Blackmagic Design have announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to complete post production, including the final DI and online edit, on this years French Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Mustang. Set in a remote village in northern Turkey, Mustang tells a gripping coming of age story about five young sisters fighting a conservative upbringing when some innocent fun in the sea with male classmates has life changing repercussions, including being taken out of school, imprisoned in their own home and prepared for an arranged marriage. I was instantly interested in working on a story about womens issues, especially one told from a female perspective as everything is seen through the eyes of the youngest sister, Lale, said Yov Moor, the independent colorist on the feature. In addition to using DaVinci Resolve Studio on the final grade with tools including Grouping, the tracker, and masks, Moor also made use of Resolves editing capabilities to ensure he completed all his post production work on Mustang within just five days. A very useful aspect of working with DaVinci Resolve was the fact that we could use both its editing and grading toolsets, all from the same application, Moor explains. I was able to quickly and easily do things like correct fading on a shot, or even simply test new ideas, all without wasting precious time sending scenes to be reedited and waiting to receive the new results. The girls in Mustang are always moving, bursting with energy. My grading work was really to enhance this vibrancy and life through color, Moor adds. “Five days to work on any film is challenging, but its especially difficult when youre dealing with a topic as delicate as in Mustang. Luckily, the whole creative workflow offered by DaVinci Resolve was completely seamless. 20 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 111 MARCH 2016 TV-BAY111MARCH_Book.indb 20 11/03/2016 17:17